Two of Nollywood’s finest new generation actors; Gbenro Ajibade and Rahama Sadau, have been unveiled as hosts of the 2017 Best of Nollywood Awards holding December 16th in Abeokuta, Ogun State. The exciting duo would direct affairs at Nollywood’s most prestigious reward platform being hosted by the Senator Ibikunle Amosun-helmed Ogun Sate government.
Seun Oloketuyi, executive producer of BON, said, “The choice of Rahama and Gbenro was a painstakingly debated one. Our criteria were diversity, versatility and youth; some other names came up for consideration but Gbenro and Rahama tick the boxes. And we are happy at their enthusiasm and acceptance to be a part of history.”
A successful model cum actor, Gbenro, is one of the more popular acts in Multichoice-sponsored Tinsel. The Biology graduate of the Benue State University has also featured in several home videos including The Wages, Twisted Throne, Gbomo Gbomo Express and 10 Days in Suncity among others. Married to fellow thespian, Osas Ighodaro, with whom he has a baby girl, Gbenro says he dreams of a day “When I’d have contributed significantly to the arts and entertainment industry globally to earn me a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records or the Hollywood Walk of Fame and when the characters I play come alive and begin to transform lives, and significantly create an impact on society and popular culture in general.”
One of the breakout stars of Kannywood who have successfully transited to mainstream Nollywood, winsome Rahama Sadau is a Business Administration graduate of the Kaduna Polytechnic. Crowned “Face of Kannywood” at the City People Entertainment Awards 2016, Rahama has featured in popular soaps like Super Story, MTV’s Shuga – Season 6 and Sons of the Caliphate while playing prominent roles in movies like Ajuwaya, Tatu and The Accidental Spy. She says, “In addition to acting, I also produce my own movies, one of which is the recently completed Rariya. Furthermore, I participate in charity and humanitarian work and visit Internally Displaced People’s Camps regularly to offer support and aid through my charitable initiative ‘Ray of Hope’, which I launched in 2016. I am very ambitious and since my first appearance on screens, I have worked hard to build the ‘Rahama Sadau’ brand.”